Alissa began working at the Second Hand Store around 2014. She feels honored to be a part of “the shop” because it helps people from all facets of the community, whether they are shoppers, donors or visitors. And one of the best aspects of the job is opening donations to discover what is inside, it is like having Christmas every day! Alissa grew up in New York and Northeastern Mass and graduated from Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, focusing on ceramics. She has been a Vineyard resident for over 30 years and is the owner of MV Baby Rental. In high school Alissa played softball and is the proud recipient of a bowling trophy awarded not for skill or improvement, but for enthusiasm. She still shares that enthusiasm at the shop where she “learns something new every day.” She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, reading and traveling. She and her husband Andrew are the parents of two daughters, Alice and Anna.